Ryan Donovan named Top 50 Arizona Scholar Football Athlete

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Ryan Donovan

  Ryan Donovan is a senior at Hayden High School where he is being recognized as Arizona’s top 50 high school and top college football scholar-athletes on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the National Football Foundation/Fiesta Bowl Scholar Athletes Award Banquet. Donovan was selected from over 258,000 students in 186 high schools and players from three universities and five junior colleges in northern and central Arizona.

  Principal of Hayden High School, Jeff Gregorich said that it is a huge honor for Ryan to have achieved both success on the football field and in the classroom. “He is a leader on the field and in the classroom,” Gregorich said.

  “Ryan has helped the Lobo football team, changing field position many times throughout the season with his long and high punts. Football is a game of field position and having a great punter like Ryan made a difference in many of our games this season,” stated Coach John Estrada.

  Athletic Director, Lydia Martinez, stated that he is not only a scholar athlete he is a young respectful man and engulfs himself in  leadership roles.

  Ryan was the only punter in Arizona to be selected for this scholar athlete award.

  Way to go, Ryan!

Staff (3942 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • Additional Stories

    Annual Oracle Spring Run Car Show a bright, shining success

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      April in Arizona. It’s the most perfect time of year.   Perfect for spending time outdoors. Hiking. Biking.   […]


    Miners currently on outside, looking in at playoffs

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      The top 16 teams will qualify for the 2A State Championship Tournament, which begins next month. With only two […]


    Kearny Library bookmark contest winners announced

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      National Library Week this year was held April 10-14. In celebration, Kearny Public Library held a Bookmark Contest featuring […]


    Kearny Little League says it’s time to ‘Play Ball!’

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      The summer months are not quite upon us. But those hot days and cool nights have already begun in […]


  • Additional Stories

    Open House: Lead and Arsenic Exposure in Hayden

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      Local leaders representing the communities of Hayden and Winkelman spent last Tuesday in meetings with the Agency for Toxic […]


    Lady Cats have Lady Panthers’ number

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      The top-ranked and defending State Champion Ray softball team defeated No. 2-ranked Superior last Friday, 10 – 4.   […]


    CVIT has new program director

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) welcomes Mike O’Neal as the new Executive Program Director.   Mike will be […]


    Letter to the Editor: To sign or not to sign

    April 27th, 2017
    by

      Citizens of the Town of Hayden, it has come to my attention that a Recall Petition is being circulated […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger